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Source Image: PR302_08_20 of Unfinished Togate Male of Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop

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Description

View of the Sculptor's Workshop during excavation

Monument
Aphrodisias: Sculptor's Workshop 
Monument Part
Unfinished Togate Male 
Monument Type
Statuary 
Material(s)
Aphrodisian marble (Visual identification)  
Date
circa ad 400 - pre ad 450 
Keywords
FigureClothing  
Collections
Aphrodisias, Site and Museum  

Location

Original Location
Aphrodisias 
Current Location
Aphrodisias Museum 

Evidence for working practices

1. Toolmarks

Process
Roughing-out
Tool
Point
Method
Angle: Steep (60-70°)
Force: Medium
Description
The back of the head of the male statue at the bottom of this image is only roughed-out with the point chisel.

Notes

The very flat back of the unfinished togate male statue at the bottom of this image is characteristic of many of the statues at Aphrodisias. The carver seems here to be working with a roughly squared block of stone, making use of the whole block so as not to waste too much stone.

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